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Things to Do in Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights has everything for your lodging, dining, shopping, cultural and entertainment needs. Whether you’re a visitor to the Chicago Area or a long time resident, there is always something new to discover in Arlington Heights!

The Village is host to many tourist opportunities such as the Arlington Park Racetrack, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, and Mitsuwa Japanese Marketplace. There are also challenging golf courses, municipal parks, and recreational facilities to make any visit fun and memorable for the entire family.

Arlington Heights has something for everyone to experience from shopping, dining, musicals, theater and movies to great hotel stays and recreational activities.  Learn more!

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*Arlington Park Racecourse Photos courtesy of Beniot Photo and Arlington Park.

Arlington Economic Alliance Business Marketing Video Program

The Village of Arlington Heights and the Arlington Economic Alliance launched the Business Marketing Video Program which allow businesses in the corporate limits of the Village to air business marketing videos on the municipal access channel.   The Economic Alliance selected Lorelle Communications to produce and air the business marketing videos on the municipal access channel.  The objective of the program is to promote local shopping within the Village.  Business marketing videos can be produced for as little as $200 with three months of air time free.  The program allows local businesses to promote their goods and services directly to Arlington Heights residents.

For more information please view the Arlington Economic Alliance Business Video Program.

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre:
The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre offers more than 50 productions each year ranging from musical theatre, plays, live jazz, vocal and symphonic music, dance, family shows, the Second City Comedy, and professional children’s theatre.  Visit for more information.  The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is located at 111 W. Campbell Street Arlington Heights, IL 60005; 847.577.2121.

Arlington Heights Historical Museum:
The Arlington Heights Historical Museum is a five-building complex, including a Coach House, Log Cabin, the 1882 home of F. W. Muller, and the 1908 Banta House. These buildings and their contents tell the story of Arlington Heights over the last 150 years. Tour guides introduce you to the life of early residents.  Visit for more information.  The Arlington Heights Historical Museum is located at 110 W. Freemont Street Arlington Heights, IL 60004; 847.255.1225.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library: 
The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is a world class library facility. Approximately 66 percent of Arlington Heights residents possess a library card. The 132,000 square foot facility provides over 450,000 items including 39,000 videos and DVD’s and over 35,000 CD’s and cassettes. The library loaned over 2,300,000 items in 2007. The facility has over 60 computers available in the library, with Internet access, paid information databases. Laptop computers are available at the Computer Desk for use throughout the library and free Wi-Fi is also available.  Visit  for more information.  The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is located at 500 N. Dunton Avenue Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004.


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